Soulja Boy (born DeAndre Ramone Way, 28.7.1990) Soulja Boy is an American rapper and record producer. He is also known by the name Souja Boy Tell 'Em
Childhood: DeAndre Ramone Way was born in Chicago, Illinois, but moved to Atlanta, Georgia when he was seven. It was here that he became interested in rap music. When he was 14, he moved to Batesville, Mississippi with his dad. His father provided him with a recording studio in order that he could explore his musical talents.
Music Career: Soulja Boy first publicised his recordings on the SoundClick website in 2005. He then created pages on MySpace and You Tube to further promote his material.
In March 2007, Souja Boy recorded the track 'Crank That' as well as the other tracks that made up his debut, independently released album, Unsigned and Still Major. He made a low-budget video demonstrating the trademark Soulja Boy dance. In May 2007, 'Crank That (Soulja Boy)' had its first bit of airplay and later that month, he signed a deal with Interscope Records. In September 2007, the single reached the top of the Billboard chart.
Soulja Boy's debut major label album was entitled Souljaboytellem.com and was released in October 2007.
In December 2007, William Lyons, of the band Mo Thugs, sued Soulja Boy, claiming that he had used the stage name Souljah Boy long before Way created his stage persona. Additionally, the rapper Ice-T has claimed that Soulja Boy is killing hip-hop and described 'Crank That' as garbage. However, Kanye West has publicly defended Soulja Boy, arguing that he is creating a new breed of hip-hop, which is what hip-hop artists are supposed to do, to stay true to its original meaning and ethos.
Soulja Boy's music was played over the PA at Game three of the NBA playoff series, in support of his favourite team, the Washington Wizards. The Washington Wizards won the game by more than 30 points. It was suggested that the Cleveland Cavaliers player LeBron James had been put off by the appearance of Soulja Boy's music, as he had previously insulted Soulja Boy in reference to a Washington Wizard player. However, James insists that it had no detrimental effect on his game.
It has been announced that Soulja Boy's second major label album will be released in December 2008 and will be entitled iSouljaBoyTellem.
Tran has reportedly been receiving death threats from the rapper, who she split from in 2015.
According to TMZ, Tran filled legal docs claiming the rapper had threatened to kill her, saying if he couldn’t have her no one else could. The model and actress also claims Brown has assaulted her in the past.
Karrueche Tran has reportedly been granted a restraining order against ex Chris Brown
The two were scheduled to sort out their beef in the ring.
According to the ‘Crank That (Soulja Boy)’ singer’s twitter, the match is off because Brown will not sign the contract and is acting ‘like a b**ch’.
Soulja Boy says his boxing match with rival Chris Brown is no longer happening
Continue reading: Soulja Boy Says Boxing Match With Chris Brown Is No Longer Happening
The feud that escalated into a boxing match apparently isn't allowed to take place in Las Vegas, according to reports.
Yes, that’s right, an actual fight that’s apparently going to be televised on pay-per-view, according to the latest reports. From Dubai.
TMZ reported on Wednesday (January 11th) that the potential boxing match, which we can only hope is for charity, was supposed to take place at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. However, rules and regulations governing the sport in America mean that it may now have to happen overseas.
Are these stars really going in the ring?
Rumours are circling that Soulja Boy and Chris Brown are planning to settle their recent online feud in the boxing ring, with a match allegedly set up in Dubai. Legally, this fight can't take place in the US so that's why they're going overseas.
Soulja Boy to fight Chris Brown in Dubai ring?
It seems these musicians' hatred for each other has not affected their ability to spot a financial opportunity where there is one. According to TMZ, the fight will be broadcast on a Pay-Per-View network, which means they both could earn a fortune from the event (which will end any future arguments about who's got the most money, probably). Sources say they originally wanted to take it to Las Vegas, but that is no longer possible by law.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Vs. Soulja Boy For Fight Of The Century In Dubai?
Soulja Boy, real name DeAndre Cortez Way, seemed to try to bury the hatchet with an apology video to his fans.
After his rumoured ‘beef’ with fellow rapper Chris Brown blew up over the internet earlier this week, Soulja Boy has seemingly moved to end the feud by posting an ‘apology’ video and revealing some sad personal news.
The two had exchanged words on social media on Monday (January 2nd), with Soulja Boy – real name DeAndre Cortez Way – claiming that Brown called him and said he wants to “fight” him, after he liked a picture of Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran on Instagram.
Brown even said that Soulja Boy “continually” called him up, and reached out to boxer Adrien Broner to set up a boxing match between the two of them. “He prolly wanna squash it cause he know I'm serious... Boy stop it. I'ma whoop your ass. Adrien Broner, set up the gym, bro. Set the gym up. Stop calling me n***a… we gon' fight for charity.”
Continue reading: Soulja Boy Apologises For Chris Brown Instabeef
Well, that escalated quickly...
Chris Brown and Soulja Boy have some kind of major beef going on and it all seems to centre on some Instagram photo of Brown's ex Karrueche Tran. The 'Crank That' rapper claimed that Brown threatened him over the phone after he liked one of the budding actress and model's picture.
Chris Brown has beef with Soulja Boy
However, Chris Brown seems to be denying that any of that happened and Karrueche herself has even weighed in on the situation and tried to diffuse it. It's difficult at the moment to tell who started the whole thing.
Continue reading: Check Out Chris Brown And Soulja Boy's Insta-Beef
The 26 year old 'Crank That' rapper was arrested at his L.A. home after police discovered a firearm there.
Rap star Soulja Boy has been arrested on suspicion of violating his probation after police found a firearm at his Hollywood Hills home, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The 26 year old rapper, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, was detained by officers at his house in the 3200 block of Dos Palos Drive at around 7:00am on Thursday (December 15th), according to LAPD spokeswoman Officer Jenny Houser.
Soulja Boy was arrested on suspicion of violating his probation terms
Continue reading: Soulja Boy Arrested On Suspicion Of Violating Probation
Everyone from Soulja Boy to Ellen DeGeneres is addicted to this new fad.
In case you're still wondering why people are running around with their phones out expressing a wish to 'catch 'em all' and posting screenshots of cartoons in their backyard on social media, let us explain. They are addicted to a new gaming app for iOS and Android called Pokémon Go.
Pokémon Go has got the world glued to their devices (but at least we're outside)
Pokémon Go is a GPS-based interactive mobile app that has just launched in the US and UK and has basically had everyone going nuts. You'd think it was aimed at kids; perhaps an ingenius method of getting them to play outside despite being glued to their phones. However, plenty of 20+ year olds have had a wave of early 2000s nostalgia.
The rapper fighting with the sports star isn't actually that rare an occurrence.
T.I. and Floyd Mayweather had a pretty big bust-up at the weekend: a fight broke out after the boxer allegedly made some untoward comments about improper friendship between the boxer and the rapper's wife, Tameka "TIny" Cottle. Punches and chairs were reportedly thrown in the fight between the two celebs who were filmed brawling in a Vegas Fatburger.
In honour of the sheer scandal the incident has generated, we've rounded up a list of five other examples where rappers have battled with sports stars, indicating an almost cat-and-dog-like relationship between the two professionals.
1) 50 Cent Vs. floyd mayweather
Continue reading: T.I. Vs. Mayweather, And 5 Other Rappers Who Clashed With Athletes
The rapper was arrested in L.A. earlier this week after being found with a loaded weapon in his possession
This is the latest arrest for the still-young Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday, 22 January, following a traffic stop by police, who found him in possession of a loaded gun during their routine vehicle check. The rapper was arrested after a car he was riding in was pulled by a Los Angeles County Police officer after running a stop sign in San Fernando Valley.
The 23-year-old was sat in the passenger seat of the car that was pulled over by police, TMZ first reported, and during the stop the cops noticed that the rapper was in possession of a firearm. When they checked, it turned out that the pistol was loaded, and Soulja Boy was arrested in accordance with California state law.
Date of birth
28th July, 1980
Believe in yourself.
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If you want something done right do it yourself.
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Money don't sleep wake yo ass up
You done fucked up.
These niggaz not on my level. Facts. Draco the album 😈🔥
Stay focused and enjoy your life always.
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They hate to see you winning. Work for it and it will come. Facts
Everything will come you just gotta have patience.